Wendy's Country Lodge
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It surprised me. It was going to be a hot day, I was never in doubt of this. Yet that was not what surprised me. It is their arrival at our village. I have already moved under a tree even though it is still early and that sentinel of the heavens, that fiery ball of hot white is already burning down relentlessly. I look up from the moist grass I am eating as I hear the sound of cars coming up the rutted track towards our village. Two 4x4 vehicles are ...
... a few get together sometimes everybody puts in an appearance. There are always a couple of staff sitting for dinner with guests and if the party is still going they will often come along later. Lately however the nights have ended earlier with most people getting up early to cycle, run or walk before breakfast. Nicky, Alister, Sophie and I usually take to the mountain bikes at 5.30am for a ride on any one of the great single track trails on the property after the long heart ...
... a long alternate route but decided that it also presented some river crossings that may be worse with flash flooding. As the water slowly descended we saw that some fence wire had beed washed down by the flood and was stretched tight about half a meter high right across the road. Taking the fencing pliers from my tool kit Andrew and Charl wades into the very very cold knee deep water on our side and by edging slowly and carefully out managed to reach and cut the ...
... can I say? Please take superlatives as read. We may have thought this would be an anticlimax after the last few weeks, but turns out to be another highlight.
A brilliant morning, leisurely start, packing the car now a breeze, we set off at 10:30 well ahead of time, making for lunch at King’s Grant, an old mission retreat just out of Ixopo. This is famous Alan Paton country, author of ‘Cry, the beloved country’. We avoided most of the freeway, and it was a ...
... know how he does it, it’s pitch dark, he has to drive on rough tracks, wield a spotlight, and look for game. Fortunately there are no other vehicles. But we learn there are at least 100 Elephant, 1200 Crocodiles, and 800 Hippo in iSimangaliso, as well as Buffalo, Giraffe and the rest of the gang. Only Lion and Cheetah are missing, but plenty of Leopards and smaller predator cats, as well as Hyena.
We spot: Waterbuck, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, ...